Sanam Sajnani – Intern
Sanam believes that interpersonal relationships are dynamic systems which require effort to nurture and maintain. She understands that when these relationships experience distress, individuals may feel angry, disappointed, confused, and hurt. Part of facilitating these connections and strengthening these relationships begin with effective communication. Sanam is dedicated to fostering a warm, nonjudgmental environment for clients to address and explore their feelings in order to achieve stronger, healthier relationships and an improved quality of life.
Sanam believes in being both pragmatic and flexible in order for clients to engage within healthy relationships. She takes a holistic approach in working with her clients, focusing on the overall, long-term wellbeing of the individual and their families. Sanam works with clients to help them take responsibility for their role in their relationship, develop skills in communicating their emotional needs with honesty and directness, learn how to fight fairly, and provide the space for clients to become emotionally open and vulnerable within their relationship.
Sanam comes from a multicultural background, and has traveled extensively throughout the world. This has encouraged her to have an appreciation and understanding for different cultures, and allows her to be a culturally competent counselor.
Sanam is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Baruch College, and is expected to graduate in May 2021. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Communication Studies, also from Baruch College. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She has over 7 years of experience working with special needs children and their families, and was an at-risk youth counselor for individuals ages 12-24 years old. She is currently a pod facilitator and counselor for the NYC COVID Care Network, providing support to individuals and families affected by COVID-19. Her areas of interest include, interpersonal relationships, conflicts, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief.
Sanam honors her client’s uniqueness and understands that everyone walks their own special path. Her hope is that she can play an integral role in helping her clients along the journey.